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Buxtehude is a town in Northern Germany in the district of Stade in the metropolitan area of Hamburg at the Este River. As of 2005, the total population for Buxtehude is 38,888 people. It is a steadily growing middle town and the second largest in the district of Stade. It lies on the southern borders of the Altes Land and stretches to the outermost Neugraben district of the city of Hamburg in the west. East of it are the town of Horneburg and city of Stade and to the south side there are incorporated villages offering mostly upscale housing as do Ottensen and Apensen. Buxtehude is home to many large businesses and small retailers.
Overall Buxtehude is made up of 19,393 male and 19,495 female residents. The religious makeup of the city is 46.31 percent Lutheran Protestant, 7.76 percent Roman Catholic and 39.88 percent others including other Christian denominations and Judaism. Buxtehude is home to 91.79 percent Germans and 8.21 with other background, most of them being Filipino 33.09 percent, Turkish 10.65 percent or Polish 7.24 percent.

 Buxtehude enjoys a good reputation as a warm, visitor-friendly town preserving its cultural and regional heritage without denying the future. Besides the beautiful old part of town, the main church of Sankt Petri and the Zwinger are great places to pay a visit to. The Altes Land adjacent to Buxtehude and the close Elbe river serve as great get-aways for a bicycle tour or a long hike. Buxtehude can as well be used as your hub for tours to the nearby cities of Hamburg and Bremen.

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